Bucks vs. Magic - 4/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Orlando Magic (22-53) at Milwaukee Bucks (38-38)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -8 -- Over/Under: 194.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSFL, FSWI
The Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks meet Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Orlando Magic look for a win after losing four of their last six games. On the season, the Magic are averaging 95.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting and are allowing 102.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 19.3 points and 11.1 rebounds while Victor Oladipo is averaging 17.8 points and 4.2 assists. Elfrid Payton is dishing 6.3 assists and Channing Frye is shooting 39.2 percent from the field. The Orlando Magic are coming off a Friday win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in which they allowed 84 points and forced 20 turnovers. The win was the Magic’s first road victory since January 12th. In fact, the Magic have won just two road games in 2015.
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The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win after winning four of their last six games. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 97.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 97.6 points and 43.6 percent shooting. Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 13.3 points and 5.2 assists while Khris Middleton is averaging 13.1 points and 4.4 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and O.J. Mayo is dishing 2.8 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are coming off a Friday win over the Celtics in which they shot 52.9 percent from the field. The Bucks have won 10 of their last 14 games when topping 100 points. The Bucks are pretty much locked into the sixth seed in the East if they can win a couple more games.
The Magic are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bucks are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Magic are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Milwaukee and 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Bucks are the better team and still have more to play for, but they're not good enough to deserve this much chalk. This game is really a no play, but take Orlando if you really must.